Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Tropical Bird & Christmas

Don't worry folks ...
... not on the same card!

This cute little image was a free download from PolkaDoodles but unfortunately I'm too late to enter their challenge despite the extended deadline ... the week just ran away with me I'm afraid.
I used my trusty Whispers Brush Markers to colour the image and added a touch of narrow lilac ribbon and some 'faux stitching'. Click the photo to see the detail.
The pretty papers and the epoxy sticker were from a scrapbook pack bought at our local Poundland ... a great bargain as there was loads of goodies crammed in the pack and decent quality too.

The Christmas cards are following Fab's Christmas Challenges from the beginning of the year in an effort to catch up, (with the intention of having a tidy wee pile ready and waiting before December).
I may not do them all in order but these are the first 2 from January.

Fab's Challenge #1 ~ Ice Blue & Sparkle
The papers were included in a RAK from my mega-talented friend Tiggertastic, (if you visit her blog you will see what I mean!), and the snow scene image was recycled from one of last year's cards and matted onto silver mirri card.

The extra sparkle was added using a Quickie Glue Pen and glitter.

Fab's Challenge #2 ~ 3D Embellishments
The HoHoHo paper was included in a free download from Funky Fairy's Inspirations and the blue glitter paper was included in the Pick'n'Mix selection from The Works.
The embossing was created using the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and the Santa embellishments were from a very old QVC kit, simply mounted with foam pads onto mirri card circles.
Like the majority of crafters everywhere, I'm having to tighten the belt quite a lot, so will probably be using up loads of old shopping channel kits between now and Christmas ... (much of which, to my shame, is still in boxes untouched) ... and I will be being much less impulsive about new purchases ... for a while anyway.


Tasha said...

Oh wow Max these three creations are wonderful, i love the two christmas cards they are beautiful and i love that one is more traditional and vintage and the other is fun and funky. the bird card is super cute
love tasha xx

Fabrizio said...

Wow thanks Max are you starting the challenges from the top...very courageous ! Thanks for playing the challenge, beautiful card. X Fab

jude said...

Wow Max great to see youve got the bug to start on christmas cards,and not just me!...lol.
Lovely set of cards hun
hugs judex


Beautiful cards
Dianne xx

Ann said...

'I will be being much less impulsive about new purchases' - hmm I'll believe that when I see it Max!

Fantastic cards though and also great to see you using stuff that has been lurking unused. I must do that myself - far too many boxes untouched.

Ann xxx

Susan.... said...

Beautiful cards Max !....and well done using up all your bits n bobs ! clever idea...
susan x

Angie said...

fantastic cards,
if you want to email me with your address I will gladly pass it on to Linda the other DT on Kaboodles to get your winning ribbons sent to you,

** Irene ** said...

Morning again,

What can I say but amazing, fantastic and gorgeous. Love them.


LuLu said...

Hi Max,

Love your Funky Fairy card and if you would like to have it featured in our Customer Gallery, please email a photo to us.